Adelaide Fringe

Fringe Review: Judith Lucy Vs Men

As the name implies, Lucy reflects upon her relationships with men over the decades.

Judith Lucy versus men and wins!

Reviewed at the Garden of Unearthly Delights on 19 February 2019

Presented by Token Events

Judith Lucy filled the Vagabond at the Garden of Unearthly Delights for her latest comedy show, Judith Lucy Vs Men.

As the name implies, Lucy reflected upon her relationships with men over the decades. After the initial lead in, as a style of welcome to a Judith Lucy show, Lucy tackled the dysfunctional family relationships with a dry humour that makes the complexities of the details more approachable and understandable.

From there, Lucy took us on a speedy trek through her personal relationships, detailing the attitudes men have presented around her, and ending with a recent separation. She engaged the audience as the jury as to whether or not she should continue to date men.

Lucy humanised herself through the openness of the production, the regular self-commentary from her age, to the specifics in the results of partying and intimate activities. Judith Lucy demonstrated that she continues to be one of the best Australian comedians, fully at home in front of a local audience.

The stories in Judith Lucy Vs Men are incredibly well-crafted and effortlessly delivered on stage. Lucy’s dry humour was a joy to experience live. The movement between the many styles of commentary and humour presentation all pieced together for a seemingly fearless show.

There was a strong command from Lucy on the stage with her practiced style that recognised and worked fantastically with her audience. Lucy’s work with the crowd created an intimate vibe, like chatting with a close friend, despite the large venue and audience.

Judith Lucy Vs Men is a wonderful and hilarious production. Lucy was a joy to watch and review with a strong sense of authenticity in the humorous tales and skill over the comedic styles.

Reviewed by Alex Dunkin
Twitter: @AlexDunkin

Venue:  The Garden of Unearthly Delights – The Vagabond
Season:  15th Feb – 3rd March 2019
Duration:  60 mins
Tickets:  $38.00 – $49.00


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